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Jul 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
to breaking news stories right now. first in bethesda, maryland a 7- year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after falling out of a window. it happened on wilmet road. rescuers tell us the boy fell from an unsecured second story window. he landed on the roof of a shed about eight feet down and rolled off and fell another 7 feet to the ground. he is expected to be okay. fire and rescue crews want to remind everyone out there do make sure all of your windows are secure. >>> in fairfax police and homicide detectives are investigating reports after human skull found in a ditch. police say they received a call about a person finding the skull at route 1 and furnace road in lorton. we have a crew heading to the scene. we'll bring you more details when we get them. >>> a developing story in prince george's county tonight. an armed suspect on the run ended up barricading himself inside an empty school bus holding police at bay for hours. tonight the or deal is finally over -- ordeal is finally over. wisdom martin is back with the new details. >> reporter: this started out as an attempted bank robber
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Jul 18, 2010 10:00pm EDT
is finally back home. >>> but we begin with accusations of excessive force. a maryland woman claims police broke her hand. we're diving into the investigation tonight. >>> that woman claims montgomery county police stormed into her wheat on home and knocked her around. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. that woman says because of her injuries she can't work and fears she could lose everything. fox 5's roby chavez is here with the story you will only see right here on fox 5. robbie? >> reporter: a 65-year-old woman is raising strong allegations of excessive force, police brutality and unlawful entry. her hand is bandaged and she's in a cast. she says montgomery county police roughed her up in her oem home. >> this guy grabbed my hand like this and was doing like this. i said stop, stop, you going to break my arm. >> reporter: 65-year-old piero tuno recounts the night she says montgomery county police broke her hand. >> i came from italy and i never get in trouble with nobody. then i have to come in here and keep it like i'm a criminal. >> she's fragile. never hurt a fly. never gotten a t
FOX
Jun 30, 2010 10:00pm EDT
we are following tonight. a massive fire in frederick, maryland. skyfox over the scene earlier tonight as firefighters battled these flames. huge clouds of smoke could be seen shooting out of the roof. the building is located at east all saints street and south carol street. we are told it was a business but no word which one. >>> fallout tonight from the mess on the marc commuter rail. first a breakdown that left passengers stranded in the heat for hours. then a missed stop with state transportation officials on board. well tonight the state and am tack are vowing to make things right. fox 5 wisdom martin live at union station. wisdom? >> reporter: some of the top brass involved with running the train system are out talking to passengers trying to reassure them and let them know they are investigating. they will fix these problems and they will do better. it's not every day that the people who ride the train get to talk directly to the people who run the train system. amtrak's c.e.o. joseph bordman, maryland transportation secretary and maryland transit administration chief sp
FOX
Jul 1, 2010 10:00pm EDT
now has a running mate. >> the next lieutenant governor of the state of maryland mary kane. >> reporter: but kan he's selection was already old news online as ehrlich's campaign posted the pick on facebook late wednesday. >> that partner is mary kane. mary? >> thank you, bob. >> reporter: the 48-year-old kane is an attorney from potomac and was secretary of state in the ehrlich administration. >> we need to focus our debate and our talks on how to bring maryland's economy back. that is the first and foremost thing that our job is going to be as leaders in this state. >> reporter: while mary kane could bring republican female votes, her family business connection are also bringing questions. >> nonissue as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: husband john kane's moving company was sued by the u.s. government for underpaying workers in violation of federal contract rules and for issuing false documents claiming it was in compliance. >> not related to the political issue. it's not a state of maryland issue. it's a federal review issue. it has nothing to do with the candidate, no
FOX
Jul 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
coverage, live from dupont, i'm will thomas. back to you. >>> a close call at a jeremy man town maryland pool. a lifeguard notice had young boy floating on his stomach and pulled him from the water just in time. he was barely breathing. lifeguards kept his airway clear until emergency crews could arrive. we're told the boy will be okay. >>> tonight on the "news edge" at 11:00, you'll hear from the lifeguard who saved that's boy's life. >>> now the latest on a developing story. as we hit the hottest days of summer the mandatory water restrictions are still in effect f montgomery and prince georges county residents were ordered to conserve because of a huge broken pipe. roby chavez is live in the potomac with the latest. >> reporter: frustration is growing especially since that water main has now been fixed but wsfc says the mandatory water restrictions will remain in place at least through tuesday while the pipes are flushed out. now, they also tell us that the water police and yes there is such a thing is out in full force. on the fifth day of the water restrictions it is ironic to see w
FOX
Jul 16, 2010 10:00pm EDT
near nearby gaithersburg, maryland but felt hundreds of miles away. >> it was more of a really low rumble and the vibration rather than like a jet engine noise. i wasn't sure what it was. >> reporter: earthquake expert mike blanpied with the u.s. geological survey says earthquakes aren't rare in these parts. new york, southern virginia and the carolinas are more probably, but the d.c. region has had a few relatively minor tremors. >> in this area we're probably not going to get the big one right around here. we could get earthquakes big enough to do some damage and certainly there are many parts of the country that could. >> reporter: no one was injured and there was no damage reported, but people sure are talking about it. weighing in on the did you feel it section of the usgs website calling in to fox 5. but some people never even felt the earthquake sleeping through it, only learning about it hours later. >> as far as i'm concerned it did not happen. >> reporter: nothing except a little rattling and rolling has got folks talking over dinner about the day the earth around the d.c
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Jul 22, 2010 10:00pm EDT
with a double tragedy in maryland. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm shawn yancy gldz i'm brian bolter. a homeowner says he had no idea his neighbor's nephew had slipped into his pool until it was too late. maureen umeh live in the newsroom to start us off. >> reporter: by all accounts this was just a tragic accident. a curious young boy and uncle trying to help both drowning in a neighbor's pool. the homeowner knew the dangers involved with having a swimming pool so he took precautions. a 7 foot fence, latches and gates. but thursday afternoon prince george's county police say a 12- year-old boy visiting his uncle next door decided to sneak a swim. police say he pushed this metal garbage can against a fence and hopped over. police say the homeowner never saw or heard a thing. he was in the front yard power washing. >> the other sibling saw him go over the fence and watched him when he wasn't moving, that's when they notified the adults in the home. >> reporter: police say the uncle, 59-year-old david used the same garbage can to get over the fence in an attempt to help sieve his nephe
FOX
Jul 2, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. >> wisdom martin in the newsroom. thank you for that. >>> developing in maryland tonight. day two of water woes across prince george's county and montgomery county. all because of this. a faulty 96-inch water main in potomac. nearly two million customers still under mandatory wrn bans tonight to -- water bans tonight to make sure there is enough water to go around. >> reporter: wssc says its crews will be working for the next couple of days. first to drain this pipe and then to repair it. they say until they're able to do that, they really need their 1.8 million customers to cut back and conserve on their water uses. right now they say not enough people are doing that. 4th of july is all about the water but with handtory water -- mandatory water restrictions for all customers right now that is taking on a whole new meaning, especially at places like the east gate swim and tennis pool. >> we definitely cut down the amount of water we use. we're definitely -- they asked us to cut down. i think we cut it down at least a third. >> reporter: the pool manager says if she hadn't read about the co
FOX
Jul 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
was found unconscious on a maryland bike path after going into cardiac arrest, falling, hitting his head on a tree. >> when we're dealing with weather this darn hot, you have to make sure you don't have a heat-related illness out exercising, on bicycles and walking dogs. >> reporter: a few hundred howard university students were forced out into the heat when they were evacuated from their dorms for a bomb threat. >> it was a bad timing. i had all my gaiterade and water in my fridge in my dorm room. >> reporter: if you were outside, there was no escaping the heat and humidity that engulfed you. if you came to town to tour, you had to say just forge ahead. >> the monument is too beautiful to let the weather get in the way. >> reporter: some locals persisted in their exercise routine. >> i was tough, marine infantry, so that means i was trained in the desert and desert warfare and that kind of thing. just stay hydrated. >> reporter: you can drink water or wear it, and others went wading, wedding dress and all. >> i knew dc in july was not going to be cool by any means, but we weren't expect
FOX
Jul 8, 2010 10:00pm EDT
of times. now maryland farmerser facing financial concerns struggling to save their crops from this extreme heat and lack of rain. they're looking at huge losses. >> we need water desperately. there's no moisture in that ground. >> reporter: jamie jamison and his son have 5,000 acres, mostly corn and soybeans now withering in the heat. >> this corn is really taking it on the chin pretty good now. >> reporter: the pollen is burning instead of fertilizing the corn. without rain in the next week to ten days, the poolesville farmer expects to lose half his crop. >> nobody is going to lead that -- to eat that. >> reporter: the soybeans don't look any better. >> they ought to be up to my knee. they're about half what they should be all because of the dry weather that we've had. >> reporter: these corn stalks are already beginning to die off. it has the makings of a natural disaster. in fact, maryland's department of agriculture says two thirpds of the state's -- two-thirds of the state's crops are now in moderate drought. >> for some of my compatriots, it may bankrupt them. >> reporter: a smaller
FOX
Jul 21, 2010 10:00pm EDT
: the website for the jc arms gun shop in woodbine, maryland says it is closed until further fought 'notice. it -- until further notice. it also encourages anyone with information about a break-in at the shop to contact maryland state police. the break-in happened may 26, 2009. there was so much firepower taken in that burglary that the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives devoted extra agents to the case to track down whoever took the guns. >> a.t.f. recovered numerous stolen firearms and other pieces of evidence that led our agents to link an individual with several crimes of violence. >> reporter: investigators now say those violent crimes include what became known as the mother-daughter murders. prince george's county police confirm that there's a person of interest in the 2009 killings of delores and ebony dewitt and karen and karissa lofton. >> acts every day received information over the phone and it may on the surface look like it's nothing to it, but after they dig into it and really put their investigative skill and techniques into an investigation, uncover a lot of
FOX
Jul 29, 2010 10:00pm EDT
step in. maryland u.s. senator ben card will spruce a bill to tighten up the security so that a valid united states passport isn't given on invalid documentation. >> we can't allow for fraudulent passports to be issued. our national security involved here. we've got to do much, much better. >> reporter: well, the g.a.o. conducted its last sting operation in march of 2009. back then the state department flagged none of the phoney applications including one that went to a dead man. while investigators aren't in the business of revealing their future probes, it is likely the state department will be once again put to the g.a.o.'s test. >> tom fitzgerald live in the newsroom. >>> the controversy over immigration laws in arizona could come to virginia. prince william county has a similar law on the books already. now that head of county board of supervisors introduced a statewide plan to crack down on illegal immigration. corey stewart's plan requires officers to check a suspect's immigration status if they're arrested or stopped for another offense it. does not allow them to own property
FOX
Jul 15, 2010 10:00pm EDT
of their yards. at a meeting today on the 16- mile light rail system, maryland transportation officials considered adjusting the track path. it would require about five homes along talbott avenue to lose part of their front lawns. the homeowners have not been told about the plan and that did not go over well with the montgomery county council. >> it's hard enough. these are specific homes on a specific map. >> whenever i hear that i goa oh, my goodness. >> at least they need to get a heads up. >> we need to work this out with the county first. >> i assume the county in working this out felt it was important to notify the community of what is under discussion before it's worked out in is that true? >> the maryland transit administration agreed to notify those homeowners. >>> he's serving time for trying to blackmail david letterman and now he's up for a prestigious award. that story is coming up next. >>> apple is in major damage control mode after weeks of complaints about the brand new iphone. how it plans to address those problems head-on. >>> several secrets exposed. what you should
FOX
Jul 4, 2010 10:00pm EDT
name. >>> emergency communications service back online in southern maryland. for several hours people with verizon land line phones could not call 911 in calvert county. only cell phones worked. officials say the temporary outage was called by a pole fire along route 4 near plumb point road in prince frederick county. >>> wfsc cracking down on water restrictions, officers handing out a $500 citation as crews continue to work around the clock to repair a broken water main in potomac. they asked customers to cut water usage. while most people have complied, others haven't. so far police have issued 200 warnings. after that comes a $500 fine. wfsc says it's extremely important to follow the restriction. >> tossed the fourth of july. there are fireworks displays all around the area and we need to make sure that we have adequate fire protection in the event after fire emergency. and that is why that is the absolutely bottom line why everybody needs to comply with these restrictions. >> reporter: wfsc says its work is on track and it plans to wrap up repairs tomorrow. officials will decide
FOX
Jul 27, 2010 10:00pm EDT
early and grew into a serial killer. scott has a college degree from the university of maryland college and neighbors say he comes from a good family. as far as the murders are concerned, investigators say scott made changes to keep police off the trail and -- police say his word there was a key part of their investigation. >> this individual is a very bad person and i will tell you i mentioned that last week, we think we just began a long your honory that is going to take us beyond -- a long your honory this that is going to take us beyond the borders of prince georges county. >> i investigators believe that me might be responsible for the murders of kara and cariss larry andersenson. the crime scene is about one mile a part and sources tell fox 5 that scott is the prime suspect of the murder of a boy- woman in 2008. at 11 on the news edge, an exclusive introduce with someone who worked side-by-side with scott for years. >> reporter: wisdom martin, thank you. >>> there is another oil spill in the gulf tonight and that is not all. where else crews are working to clean up a massive spill
FOX
Jul 7, 2010 10:00pm EDT
temperatures outside have power companies in d.c., maryland and virginia pc energy. the nonstop ac and fans are raising concerns about power outages. fox 5's tom fitzgerald takes us behind the scenes of a local power company. >> reporter: here inside the power grid control room, the alarms are nonstop. >> it will not be as much drag on our system. that's another alarm. >> reporter: priscilla knight has been pleading with customers to cut back on electricity. >> we're asking for everyone to cooperate. >> reporter: cooperation that will be key in avoiding power outages that engineers like larry shaeffer are fighting hard to avoid. how big of a demand are you facing right now? >> right now our demand is higher than what we've seen probably ever. >> reporter: larry's control screens are now showing some areas of the power grid entering emergency or high vel ranges. >> it putus on alert to try and keep an eye on those k of tations that are returning up in that alarm region. >> reporter: but customers ar not powerless in helping prevent outanswer. limiting air conditioning is -- outages. limiting
FOX
Jul 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
the spy swap over quickly. >>> a registered child sex offender in maryland is accused of targeting a teenage girl. the man is now charged with raping the 13-year-old he met online. fox 5's audrey barnes has details. >> reporter: this is the house on st. margaret's road in anne arundel county where police say a convicted rapist attacked a 13-year-old girl he met on myspace. detectives say 28-year-old james mason iii had been patrolling the social networking site for about a month looking for his next victim, and he got her on thursday. he picked up the 13-year-old and three of her girlfriends here in the 8000 block in donduck. they piled into his car and he drove them to annapolis. >> one of the victims felt uneasy about the situation, felt scared and contact add family member who in turn contacted a baltimore county police department and they contacted us and alerted us to the situation. >> reporter: anne arundel county police moved in and found mason with the four girls. he was arrested and now faces numerous charges, including second degree rape. >> it's a deplorable crime. our a
FOX
Jul 19, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. if convicted blevins could days up to 40 years in prison. >>> a big drug bust in frederick, maryland. this is what cops say they found. an officer stopped a car for a traffic violation and the person inside the car took off with a duffel bag. investigators say they searched the vehicle and found 10 pounds of marijuana, 380 pounds of cocaine and two handguns. they arrested two jarnlg jarnlg men including the man who took off. >>> one mobile phone app promising to cover your tracks by destroying your text messages just minutes after they've been sent. will it really keep your private life private? we'll put it to the text next. >>> researchers say this brand new gel could help stop the spread of hiv. >>> he's taking cash from the rich and giving it to the poor. we're introducing you to this modern day robin hood coming up at 10:55. [trumpet playing "reveille" throughout] reviving the economy means reinventing the way we do business. here's to the owners showing us the way. [trumpet playing "reveille" fades to silence] >>> you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> a major milestone for f
FOX
Jul 26, 2010 10:00pm EDT
with hateful messages. next. >> messages of hate scrawled across a maryland synagogue. vandals spray painted swastickas and other hate- filled messages all across the building on light posts and a parking lot. tonight the mess has been cleaned up but the hunt is on for whoever did it. it happened last night at the synagogue of olney. robby chavez is live in the newsroom with details on this. >> reporter: the hate-filled language was spray painted from one end of the house of worship to the other. it was an offensive act that has members of the synagogue now wondering who did it, and why were they the target of such hate. >> here it said death to the zionists. this was a swasticka. >> reporter: it was a shocking and disturbing find. hate-filled words from one end of the synagogue to the other. some words were written in german, and spray painted on walls. the parking lot and light poles of the synagogue in oleney, maryland. >> over here it said work will set you free which is a phrase used over the entrance way of a death camp. >> reporter: all anti semitic slurs. the hate crime has shaken t
FOX
Jul 11, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. cancer claims from hundreds of people living near fort detrick in frederick, maryland. many have been diagnosed with the disease and believe in fact there is a connection. but is there any evidence? roz plater takes a closer look. >> reporter: two years ago this 30-year-old mom found out she had an aggressive form of brain cans gler six months -- cancer. >> six months later she died in my arms. you don't expect to bury your children. >> reporter: then her sister was diagnosed with two benign ovarian tumors and now her mother has an aggressive form of kidney cancer. they suspect the illnesses may be connected to possible contaminants from the fort detrick army base. they live less than a mile away. >> in my heart i know that this wasn't something, you know, some curse over my family. i know that it was something put into our water, our air, our soil, anything. we were showering in it, laundering our clothes. >> that's what this is all about, fighting for -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: they have started the fighting for frederick campaign at this town hall meeting there were dozens of ot
FOX
Jul 28, 2010 10:00pm EDT
in a few minutes, how will the law and immigration issues affect our area? a representative of maryland and the chairman of the board in prince william county will be live in our studios with answers. >>> updating a developing story for days now, still, no power from pepco for thousands of people in the area. it's become a major frustration for everyone who is still waiting mostly in montgomery county. the company says it's made significant progress, there were more than 300,000 people without power after the storm on sunday. the vast majority of its customers will be back on line tomorrow night. >>> this weekend's storms have claimed another life. carl henn of rockville was struck by lightning on sunday. he died yesterday. he helped establish the community garden at king farm. lightning struck a tree burning the bark and hitting henn who was standing beneath the canopy. his wife wasn't there but was by his side in the hospital. >> i touched his face and talked to him and his eyes opened. i like to think somehow he could hear me. i told him i loved him. >> henn was a well known activist
FOX
Jul 10, 2010 10:00pm EDT
and $150 million in matching funds from d.c., maryland and virginia. >>> questions tonight about thousands of dollars paid out by d.c. public schools to a tutoring service with ties to the founder of the church of scientology. federal law requires that failing public schools provide free tutoring to parents but concerned parents contacted us about one of the groups approved for tutoring by the d.c. office by the state superintendent of education. melanie alnwick has the exclusive report. >> reporter: look on the d.c. superintendent's web page and you'll find a list of tutoring providers that parents of students in failing schools can chose from. one. the approved groups is called applied scholastics international, a group with ties to scientology. fox 5 has discovered dcps paid the group a total ofin federal funds on november 16, 2009 and more recently on march 15. the group's website says it's a nonprofit public benefit organization formed in 1972. its tutoring method is called study technology. it was developed by the church of scientology founder elron hubbard. the job of applied schola
FOX
Jul 14, 2010 10:00pm EDT
for the man of frederick, maryland. the victim is a woman he was supposed to be driving home. fox 5's karen gray houston is following these new developments. >> reporter: police are putting out this picture because they say he is dangerous and alluding arrest. the general manager at regency cab told fox 5 yesterday the man had undergone extensive background checks and enhanced training. police tell us he has no criminal history they've been able to uncover. we're dealing with a perpetrator who is considered a predator. >> reporter: it allegedly happened july 8 in the back of the cab after the 36-year-old victim was picked up at an adult day care center in silver spring. it's a large operation. you're probably more accustomed to seeing their vans than private cabs. news is sparking outrageous. this isn't the first time we've heard of a driver sexually assaulting a handicapped victim. back in april we reported the case after woman with down syndrome being fondled and groped on january 28 after she was picked up at the arc special needs school in temple hills and another driver was accused of
FOX
Jul 17, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. the invasive fish this that can survive on land for up to four days appeared locally in a pond in maryland in 2004 and since then, they have spread throughout much of the potomac river system. the professional because fishing guide said it's common to catch the predatory fish. >> what we have seen since 2004, catching one was a season's rarity and now, catching one a day is more of a problemmability. where we're seeing more and more snake heads are getting bigger and bigger. the dnrs tell us that they growing about two pounds a year. the size of the fish now and the bigger ones are over 10 pounds. >> many local anglers catch and release their fish. he tells the clients to kill the snakeheads to him preserve the native bath. >>> a alert for drivers. shifting and temporarily closing one lan over the weekend and drivers will have to get by the work zone. it's in preparation for phase 3 of the 49th street bridge project. >>> everyone has a secret and waiters and waitresses are full of them. we're breaking down what you should know before you go to a restaurant. the server secrets to help you p
FOX
Jul 20, 2010 10:00pm EDT
northeastern maryland but no reports of tornados. thstorms were rotatingnd dropped lotof . raight to radar we go, not much around the dc area. same spots last night getting hit tonight and what's left tonight is mostly in the lower portion of the chesapeake bay moving away. over to true view, we go, because we did have showers go through and greatly cool us off on true view between 8:00 and 9:00. you can see that in motion and that cluster has weakened. there could even be one more late tonight and perhaps tomorrow, that batch we're watching coming out of charleston could affect you. tomorrow we are once again outlooked for the possibility of strong to severe storms, going from new york state to the carolinas. we could see damaging wind gusts, heavy rain and even more rotating storms, brian, we're watching that closely. meanwhile yes more 90s in the forecast. we'll talk about it upstairs . >>> millions of people will soon be getting a check from the federal government. the senate voted to extend unemployment payments. welcome news to families dealing with hard times. >> reporter: unemployment
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